Knowing the Social World

Knowing the Social World

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ISBN-13: 9780335197675
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Contributorsviii
Introduction: knowing the social world1
1The social world as knowable5
2Naturalisms and anti-naturalisms22
3When the knower is also the known37
4Social properties and their basis50
5Social theory and the analysis of society69
6The reality of social domains: implications for theory and method86
7Relationism, cubism, and reality: beyond relativism103
8Feminists' knowledge and the knowledge of feminisms: epistemology, theory, methodology and method120
9Quantitative and qualitative research strategies in knowing the social world138
10Reflections and reflexivity157
References178
Name index193
Subject index196

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